51stedition
51st International Vocal Competition - Opera | Oratorio
9 - 16 September 2017

Competition

Hannah Bradbury. Finale 49ste IVC 2012

Repertoire 2017

51st International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch 2017 - Opera | Oratorio

The participant's chosen repertoire must include music from different periods and styles.

  • Style period I: until 1810
  • Style period II: 1810 - 1919
  • Style period III: 1920 to the present day

Operatic excerpts must be performed in their original language and key; 

All pieces must be performed from memory. Sheet music is, however, permitted for the performance of oratorio repertoire.

NB: All operas by Giacomo Puccini count towards the second period. The operas Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Capriccio, Arabella, Daphne, Intermezzo and Vier Letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss count towards the third period. 

Opera | Oratorio repertoire - Preliminary Rounds:
- The repertoire list for the Preliminary Round must comprise of three arias from at least two of the stylistic periods described above in at least two different languages

Repertoire main Competition

Candidates must clearly state their complete repertoire list and programmes for the First Round and Semi-finals, including composer, title, music edition, and performance time of each work.

The participant's chosen repertoire must include music from three different periods and styles.

  • Style period I: until 1810
  • Style period II: 1810 - 1919
  • Style period III: 1920 to the present day

Candidates will receive the music of the 51st IVC compulsory vocal work by Monique Krüs in PDF form.

All pieces must be performed from memory and in the original language and key. Sheet music is, however, permitted for the performance of oratorio repertoire and the compulsory vocal work by Monique Krüs.

Candidates are allowed to repeat (sections of) their programme of the Preliminary Rounds during the First Round or Semi-finals, but also have the liberty to perform an entirely different programme. Repetitions of repertoire from the First Round during the Semi-finals are NOT allowed.

Deadline sending complete repertoire list and programmes for First Round and Semi-finals of the 51st Competition: 1 July 2017.

Opera | Oratorio repertoire - Competition:
- The Competition is divided into three Rounds: the First Round, the Semi-final and the Finale.
- Candidates chosen to take part in the Competition proper must provide a repertoire list and also programmes for the First Round and the Semi-final.
- In each round the candidate must sing in at least two languages; the works chosen must be from at least two of the three stylistic periods described above.
- The works chosen for the First Round and the Semi-final must be performed in the order given by the candidate.
- The jury will choose the candidate’s programme for the Finale.

The repertoire list Opera | Oratorio for the Competition must comprise:
- 10 opera arias or 10 oratorio arias or a combination of both. All combinations of operatic and oratorio arias are permitted.
- The compulsory vocal work by Monique Krüs

  • Oratorio repertoire includes solo arias from masses, prayers, motets, sacred and secular oratorio, sacred and secular cantatas
  • Within the total repertoire list of 10 works candidates may feature a maximum of 1 operetta aria, or 2 concert arias or 2 orchestral songs

- The repertoire chosen must include works from the three stylistic periods described above; at least two works must have been composed after 1920. 
- If operatic arias and oratorio arias are both presented, at least one operatic aria and at least one oratorio aria must have been composed after 1920.
- The candidate must perform in at least three languages.

NB: to apply for the Oratorio Prize one has to sing 4 oratorio arias during the whole Competition.
To apply for the Opera Prize, 4 operatic arias have to be sung during the Competition.
The All-Round Prize is awarded to the finalist who in the jury’s opinion shows the best all-round professional skills in the categories Opera | Oratorio and/or Lied Duo. In the Opera | Oratorio category singers must have sung at least two arias from both genres during the Competition.

First Round
A programme of two or three arias (depending on the length of the programme).
The candidate may repeat part or all of his/her programme from the Preliminary Rounds if desired; other arias from his/her repertoire list may also be sung.
The length of the First Round programme is 15 minutes.

Semi-final
A programme of two or three arias (depending on the length of the programme) and the set work by Monique Krüs. The candidate must choose works that he/she did not perform during the First Round.
The minimum length of the Semi-finals programme is 15 minutes, the maximum length is 18 minutes, including the set work by Monique Krüs.
Candidates must state where in their Semi-Finales programme they will perform the set work by Monique Krüs. 

Finale
The candidate may propose 2 works in two languages from two different style periods that he or she would like to perform during the Finale. Eventually the jury chooses the works that the candidate will perform. Since the jury may choose from the candidate’s complete repertoire listing, it is possible that the candidate will have to repeat a work or works that he/she has already performed in earlier rounds.

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